VPN Required

This software does require a  Virtual Private Networking (VPN)  to function

Steps for macOS

  1. Download SPSS 28 from software.geneseo.edu
  2. Once the file finishes downloading, navigate to your Downloads folder and double-click on SPSS_28.0.1.1.pkg
    1. If you encounter an error opening the download regarding Apple being unable to check it for malicious software:
      1. Control-click (hold down the "Control" button and click the file), right-click, or two-finger click SPSS_28.0.1.1.pkg, then click Open
      2. On the warning message, click Open
  3. Click Continue, then Install to begin installation
    1. You will be prompted to enter your administrator account password before the installation can begin
  4. After the installation finishes, click Close to exit the installer
  5. SPSS Statistics version 28 can be opened from the IBM SPSS Statistics folder within Applications

Steps for Windows

  1. Download SPSS 28 from software.geneseo.edu
  2. Once the file finishes downloading, navigate to your downloads folder and double click on SPSS_StsC_64-bit_28.0.1.1_Win_ML
  3. If you are prompted with "Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?" click  Yes
  4. Click Next
  5. Read the license agreement then select the option to Accept the terms of the license agreement, then click Next
  6. Click Next to accept the destination folder
  7. Click Install
  8. When the installation completes, make sure the box is checked to "Start IBM SPSS Statistics" then click Finish
  9. On the Activate IBM SPSS Statistics window, click Launch License Wizard
  10. When the licensing wizard starts, click Next, then click the radio button for Concurrent user license, then click Next
  11. In the License manager server name or IP address field, type spss-acad.itec.suny.edu then click Next
  12. If the licensing completed successfully you will see a list of products and expiration dates
  13. Click Finish.
  14. IBM SPSS is now installed.


  1. SPSS will only be able to connect to the license server if you have a working campus internet connection. If you are located off-campus, you must establish a VPN connection in order for SPSS to launch.
  2. SPSS is not available on the Chromebook platform. If you need access from one of those devices, please try using the Geneseo Virtual Computer Lab

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